September 29th 2020

About the event

Innovating Better, Innovating Local: Successfully Delivering Digital Transformation in your Local Authority

Collectively, local government spends around £2 billion per annum on ICT. Robust and innovative ICT can drive transformation at every level, from the way public services interact with customers to empowering a truly digital workforce.

Join colleagues and peers over 3 days at the Online Local Government ICT Summit and discover how the public sector is using digital transformation to improve the customer experience, using digital to drive collaboration and successfully utilising ICT to save money.

Free-to-attend for the public sector.

Event at a Glance:

Day 1 - Transformation - 29th September

Day 2 - Resilience - 30th September

Day 3 - Innovation - 1st October

What to expect from an online event:

  • High quality and timely content now delivered online 
  • Opportunity to build your schedule across 3 event days
  • Facilitated Q&A and panel discussions to put your questions to expert speakers 
  • Access to recordings from all conference sessions post-event
  • Scheduled breaks throughout the day to minimise screen fatigue 
  • CPD accreditation on request for all registrants 
  • Delivered via Workcast, offering an accessible and user-friendly platform for all attendees

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Cllr. Peter Fleming, Leader, Sevenoaks District Council & Chair, LGA Improvement & Innovation Board
  • Chris Howes, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ignatius O'Doherty, Director of Digital Shared Services and Chief Strategy Officer, Department of Finance NI
  • Adrian Hale, Smart Place Strategy & Programming Lead, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council
  • Cheryl Millyard, Head of Business Service Centre, Gloucestershire County Council 
  • Richard Gwyther, Regional Sales Director, UK & I Public Sector, SAP Concur
  • Keith Nicholson, Cyber Security Specialist & Chair, Cyber Security Scotland
  • John Thompson, Senior Technical Analyst, Merseyside Police Constabulary
  • Dr. Abigail Gilbert, Principal Researcher, Institute for the Future of Work
  • Paul Brewer, Director for Digital & Resources, Adur & Worthing Councils 
  • Stefan Janusz, Head of AI Narratives, Government Office for AI
  • Gareth Elliot, Head of Policy and Communications, Mobile UK
  • Richard Friend, Executive Director & Vice President, Jadu UK
  • Alison Mckenzie-Folan, Chief Executive, Wigan Council 
  • Dr. Randhir Auluck, Councillor, Coventry City Council
  • David Hipwell - Local Authority Lead - SAP Concur 
  • Martin Humphrey, Systems Engineer, Zerto
  • Gus Tugendhat, Founder, Tussell
  • Mark Kelso, HM Land Registry
  • Sam Trendall, Editor, PublicTechnology

Key topics include:

  • The use of digital tools in local government's day-to-day operations and service provision
  • What systems does local government need for the age of remote, flexible working?
  • The future of collaboration when improving regional connectivity in the era of 5G
  • Greening ICT, using technology to reduce organisations’ carbon footprint.
  • How are leaders forging centres of excellence in digital tech and data?
  • Navigating the risks of large investment fossilizing transformation
  • What can AI offer local government?
  • How resilient is public sector ICT?

Who should attend:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Directors of Digital
  • Directors of Digital Transformation
  • Directors of Innovation
  • Directors of Information Security
  • Directors of Risk and Audit
  • Directors of IT
  • Directors of Transformation


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